To call Dennis Awe an ultimate entertainer is like saying Fred Astaire could dance! An organ Virtuoso whose musical strengths encompass every area of good musical entertainment, his performance credits read like those of at least half a dozen different performers rolled into one… and for good cause!
He served as a concert church organist at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in New York for over 12 years. At just 16 years, Dennis started his Broadway career by becoming the musical director for America’s premier road show producers; The Parris Touring Company. He conducted “The King and I”, “Carousel”, “Paint your Wagon”, “The Sound of Music”, “Gypsy”, “Bye, Bye,Birdie”, and “The Music Man”, During the 50s and 60s, Dennis played with five famous Big Bands; Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Lester Lanin, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats and Clyde McCoy. Dennis was musical director for five years on WFYI on New York’s largest, live weekly radio show, “The Ray Heatherton Breakfast Club”. At age twenty-two, Dennis returned to the concert stage and he continues to travel throughout the world, playing, entertaining and winning critics praises everywhere.
His extensive TV experience ranges from appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, “Today Show”, and “The Tonight Show”. He provided organ music for soap operas such as “Young Doctor Malone”, “From These Roots”, “Dark Shadows”, and games shows such as “Beat the Clock”, and “Who Do You Trust?”. Dennis also has had innumerable national television commercial credits to his name. Dennis is America’s #1 Organ Video and DVD Concert Artist.
Dennis has delighted Las Vegas audiences with his dazzling showmanship at the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, The Showboat Hotel, The Imperial Palace Hotel and the Sahara Hotel. This musical dynamo was voted “Entertainer of the Year” by the readers of Keyboard World Magazine for two years in a row, and is still so much in demand that his concert appearances for several years have exceeded over 330 shows per year.
Dennis has performed over 7,000 full concerts throughout the world; from Canada to Great Britain, Indonesia to South Africa !! His worldwide tours have been acclaimed by critics and he continues to be one of the most sought after entertainers.
Dennis has shared the stage with many of the great entertainers; Frank Fontaine (Crazy Guggenheim, from the Jackie Gleason Show) Clayton Moore, “The Lone Ranger”, Connie Francis, at the New York Copa Cabana, The Inkspots, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, Ed McMahon and Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show, Vic Tayback, Artie Johnson, JoAnne Castle, Henry Winkler, Red Skelton and Debbie Reynolds.
Along with his musical talents, he possesses the ultimate gift of comedy, and has opened for many famous stars. Each show has his audiences laughing hysterically!
Unquestionably Dennis is one of the most popular and most requested artists on the electronic keyboard circuit today. There is small wonder one reviewer once wrote the “Fate could not have dealt Dennis a more appropriate surname, since he is truly an “AWE-some” performer!”
Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest collection of jokes is Dennis’ “Jokes 4 U”, a best-selling book you must have if you enjoy laughing… and who doesn’t ??!! Now, on the heels of Jokes 4 U, Dennis is introducing his newest revisions to Jokes 4 U and an “Adult” version of Jokes for U.
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